Focus on Justice and
Protection for All
This year’s IDAHOBIT celebrations began with Monash's official Flag Raising Ceremony, where Ken Sloan, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Enterprise), delivered an insightful speech to a sizable gathering of the LGBTIQ community and its supporters. It was a fitting and moving start to a week of colourful events and it gave us an opportunity to reflect on the history of our LGBTIQ communities and pay our respects to our LGBTIQ elders.
The theme for the event was Justice and Protection for All, reminding us that injustice, fear and danger are present in the lives of many LGBTIQ communities here and around the world. At IDAHOBIT 2019, the Australian LGBTIQ community, with students and staff from across the university, sent a message to the world – we want justice and protection for all.